You may think adding a pop of color on your cheeks with blush is harmless in terms of exacerbating your acne, but the truth is that it might actually be contributing to the problem. As Dr. Schweiger told New Beauty, some ingredients in blush can cause acne flare-ups. The red dyes to be cautious of are D&C numbers 9 and 40. Other color cosmetic ingredients that can cause acne breakouts are isopropyl myristate and lanolin.
The best makeup to buy for acne prone skin should be labeled “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic.” Follow these other tips on ways to make sure your makeup is not causing you to breakout:
- It’s very important to wash your makeup brushes thoroughly every day to get rid of any bacteria that could cause acne.
- Do not share your makeup or brushes with friends. Any bacteria that is on there face will then get transferred to yours and possibly lead to pimples.
- If you are getting your makeup done at a store or with a makeup artist, make sure they wash their hands before they touch your face.
- Use disposable makeup sponges to apply your foundation.